More Proof That It’s Mostly Older People Buying Music: Barbra Streisand Has the #1 Album This Week
When the official numbers are released later today, they will show that Barbra Streisand has the #1 album in the country. Her new disc "Partners" sold 196,000 copies to debut at the top.
This makes Barbra the only musical act with #1 albums in each of the last six decades. She got her first #1 50 YEARS AGO, when "People" shot to the top on October 31st, 1964. Her last #1 was "Love Is the Answer" in 2009. She has 10 altogether, more than any other female artist.
It also could be more evidence that these days it's primarily older folks who are still engaging in that barbaric practice of actually buying music.
This year alone, we've seen #1 albums from Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Weird Al Yankovic, and now Barbra. You can probably even count the "Guardians of the Galaxy" soundtrack, which is basically just a mixtape of songs from the '60s and '70s.